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Title: Soil sampling kit and a method of sampling therewith

Abstract

A soil sampling device and a sample containment device for containing a soil sample is disclosed. In addition, a method for taking a soil sample using the soil sampling device and soil sample containment device to minimize the loss of any volatile organic compounds contained in the soil sample prior to analysis is disclosed. The soil sampling device comprises two close fitting, longitudinal tubular members of suitable length, the inner tube having the outward end closed. With the inner closed tube withdrawn a selected distance, the outer tube can be inserted into the ground or other similar soft material to withdraw a sample of material for examination. The inner closed end tube controls the volume of the sample taken and also serves to eject the sample. The soil sample containment device has a sealing member which is adapted to attach to an analytical apparatus which analyzes the volatile organic compounds contained in the sample. The soil sampling device in combination with the soil sample containment device allow an operator to obtain a soil sample containing volatile organic compounds and minimizing the loss of the volatile organic compounds prior to analysis of the soil sample for the volatile organic compounds.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Knoxville, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
OSTI Identifier:
867692
Patent Number(s):
4989678
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
soil; sampling; kit; method; therewith; device; sample; containment; containing; disclosed; addition; taking; minimize; loss; volatile; organic; compounds; contained; prior; analysis; comprises; close; fitting; longitudinal; tubular; suitable; length; inner; tube; outward; closed; withdrawn; selected; distance; outer; inserted; ground; similar; soft; material; withdraw; examination; controls; volume; serves; eject; sealing; adapted; attach; analytical; apparatus; analyzes; combination; allow; operator; obtain; minimizing; soil sampling; selected distance; soil sample; sampling device; sample containing; organic compound; inner tube; device comprises; organic compounds; volatile organic; outer tube; containment device; sample prior; sample containment; soft material; close fit; compounds contain; containing volatile; /175/73/

Citation Formats

Thompson, Cyril V. Soil sampling kit and a method of sampling therewith. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Thompson, Cyril V. Soil sampling kit and a method of sampling therewith. United States.
Thompson, Cyril V. Tue . "Soil sampling kit and a method of sampling therewith". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867692.
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title = {Soil sampling kit and a method of sampling therewith},
author = {Thompson, Cyril V.},
abstractNote = {A soil sampling device and a sample containment device for containing a soil sample is disclosed. In addition, a method for taking a soil sample using the soil sampling device and soil sample containment device to minimize the loss of any volatile organic compounds contained in the soil sample prior to analysis is disclosed. The soil sampling device comprises two close fitting, longitudinal tubular members of suitable length, the inner tube having the outward end closed. With the inner closed tube withdrawn a selected distance, the outer tube can be inserted into the ground or other similar soft material to withdraw a sample of material for examination. The inner closed end tube controls the volume of the sample taken and also serves to eject the sample. The soil sample containment device has a sealing member which is adapted to attach to an analytical apparatus which analyzes the volatile organic compounds contained in the sample. The soil sampling device in combination with the soil sample containment device allow an operator to obtain a soil sample containing volatile organic compounds and minimizing the loss of the volatile organic compounds prior to analysis of the soil sample for the volatile organic compounds.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
}

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